Delivering COVID-19, Influenza and Pneumonia vaccines to Inuit household members in partnership with Manitoba Health

Since COVID-19 emerged in 2020, Manitoba Inuit Association has been advocating for early and timely access to COVID-19 vaccines for Inuit and their household members to reduce the chance of severe illness.

One stop, Inuit-led vaccine clinics are now a regular service offered to Inuit in the Winnipeg area.

Services delivered with Manitoba Health include:

  • Seasonal vaccine clinics offered at MIA offices at 1000 Notre Dame with nurses from Manitoba Health
  • Vaccines (as needed) available for COVID-19, Influenza (the flu), and Pneumonia
  • Promotion of the MIA Winnipeg area clinic to Inuit and their household members
  • Promotion of vaccine services in Churchill

Our clinics at the MIA offices have excellent attendance, as MIA makes it easy for Winnipeg area Inuit to attend, providing:

  • Experienced Inuit management and staff arrange and support the clinic
  • Culturally appropriate space
  • Services to all family members, including Inuit and non-Inuit
  • Easy parking and bus access
  • Child care services
  • Transportation assistance upon request
  • Clinic runs from 9 am to 3 pm, and people can request the best time for them
  • People receive an appointment time by phone, mail and/or email, and get regular reminders to attend the clinic
  • Delivered in partnership with the Manitoba Health nursing staff experienced in serving the Inuit community

MIA Completed 6 Successful Vaccine Clinics

Manitoba Inuit Association staff, the Inuit community, and Provincial FIT teams (Focused Immunization Team) completed successful COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics held April 26th, 2021, May 25th, 2021, June 16th, 2021, December 20th, 2021, November 23rd, 2022 and November 21st, 2023 at MIA offices at 1000 Notre Dame Avenue in Winnipeg.

MIA staff welcome Inuit families to an MIA vaccine clinic

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